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Hello, I've been through orthotics, physiotherapy with ASTYM, stretching, expensive athletic shoes, special arch support sleeves, etc., and I'm still where I was when onset occurred. I have achilles tightness and soreness too. Pain in mostly in the arch, rarely the heel, and worsens throughout the day. It's fine when I first get up but as I move about the pain gets worse. In about a year, I'd like to travel to Israel, but I can't see it happening. Both a podiatrist and orthopaedist told me that I'd have to "train" for the trip so that I can stand and walk for 6 hours a day up and down hills with cobblestones, etc. I can't even walk for 5-10 minutes, or stand for more than a minute. Given then PF is degenerative, if I were to start a walking routine (which I know would cause more pain), am I hurting myself rather than helping? I am almost completely sedentary, because that's the only thing that reduces the pain. I get in about 500-1700 steps per day. During travel, I could expect 10,000 steps per day, 10 days in a row. I have no idea what to do. Any ideas? Thanks so much!
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